The Bowery Diner does mid-20th century Americana on creatine with all the finery you'd expect (big ole burgundy booths, stainless paneling, concrete floor, dessert case). Read more.
Tequila and mezcal take center stage in cocktails. For the perfect mix, try the Margarita Tamarindo (housemade tamarind juice, cane sugar, spicy Chile Piquin rim). Read more.
Free (!!) wine tastings on Fri and Sat nights, 6-9pm! ps: best wine shop in the 'hood by far - super friendly and happy to make recommendations - even for the cheapo stuff. Read more.
Enjoy a big portion of corned-beef hash with two well-poached eggs ($14) or a kale salad with clothbound cheddar ($11). The warm biscuits with jam are an excellent side ($3). Read more.
Try the green-bean salad. Crisp stalks of green beans, fried almonds, raw fennel and celery heart join forces in this crunchy, satisfying tangle. It’s one of our #100best dishes and drinks of 2011. Read more.
Seasonal-American bistro from the man behind the General Greene. One of the rising stars of 2011. Read more.
KT's got delicious potato & leek knishes with house-cured pastrami & Emmentaler, bringing the tastes of the Catskills resort of the same name down to TriBeCa. Read more.
If you are disgruntled with the number of people at Balthazar, check out Keith McNally's other hot spot, Morandi. Read more.
Try the “Haus Bao” ($3.50), endowing Creekstone beef cheek with the flavors of a classic Taiwanese street snack, it's especially tasty. Read more.
This "Contemporary City American" joint looks like a laid-back art collector's hunting lodge. Try the lamb tartare and pretend you also go hunting. Read more.
Go for the house-prepared salumi ($10-$32). You can make a meal of the salumi, wine and cheese offerings, but then you'd miss the artfully prepared appetizers and entrees. Read more.
Try the steamed-to-order shrimp-and-snow-pea-leaf dumplings, packed with minced shrimp, flecks of scallions and bright, fresh snow-pea leaves. It’s one of our #100best dishes and drinks of 2011. Read more.
The hot dog from Mile End, the Brooklyn deli, hits the spot with a little beer mustard. For a less common bite, check out the deep-fried pickles with spicy dipping sauce. Read more.
Featuring pan-Asian cuisine all cooked on display in an open kitchen, go on an epic flavor quest in the West Village. Try the "salty yolk" lobster egg foo young. Read more.
Finish with soft-serve fior di latte (cream) drowned in orange Fanta. It’s a drinkable Creamsicle of lush proportions: Read more.
Chilaquiles, a traditional Mexican hangover cure that is typically made from leftovers, eggs and salsa-soaked fried corn-tortilla strips, is dressed up here with meaty maitake mushrooms. Read more.
This spot uses a wine life-extending dispensing system, so more than 80 global wines typically avail only by the bottle're broken down into 2oz & 5oz pours. Down some w/ the lobster stuffed mushrooms. Read more.
Students, locals and celebs all love this classic Ukrainian spot. Some of the city's best banana pancakes, kasha with gravy, matzo ball soup, pierogis and a great cheeseburger. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.
"[T]errines, tarts, tripe, and rabbit... grownup food, which arrives as a whisper, not a shout." - Amelia Lester reviews Calliope in the 10/8/12 issue: Read more.
Try the pan-fried peel noodles. Each plate "comes standard with bok choy and egg, but try these noodles with slices of stewed beef for extra heft and serious flavor." Read more.
Chef Amanda Cohen was the first vegetarian chef on Iron Chef America & has one of the most energy efficient kitchens in NYC, w/ an induction stove & self-filtering fryer. Read more.
One thing that sets Super Taste apart from its competition is the amazing Mount Qi noodles: "a bright red, almost glowing, bowl of hand-pulled noodles with some really incredible spicing." Read more.
The perfect special-occasion restaurant? Adam Platt says it’s “an experience that strikes that delicate balance between modern style, classic technique, and pure, old-fashioned gourmet pleasure." Read more.
Adam Platt loves the roasted marrow bones and braised goat at Top Chef Harold's inventive new Thai spot. Read more.
Gabriel Stulman continues his West Village land grab with sights on upscale French-Canadian dining. They take reservations at 11A.M. on the day of but only for 3 tables. Read more.
Impress your date at this intimate dinner spot, which offers shareable Asian “tapas” created by chef King Phojanakong. The small plates are also affordable, with most in the $7–$12 range. Read more.
Indulge yourself (or with a partner) in the Noah’s Ark (2 small lobster, crab, & shrimp rolls, 2 pairs of empress class, & 2 drinks. All for $38. Read more.
Pizza is what you'll find at Michaels White's latest spot in the East Village. Palermitana-style crust stacked with combos like the maialona.There’s also a house lasagna and a rotating daily special, Read more.
CNN Eatocracy: Devils on Horseback, chicken liver & a burger with Roquefort are a few of its hearty offerings. A 2 hr wait is normal during peak hours, as is celeb-spotting in the witching hours. Read more.
On weekends, $20 scores you two hours of all-you-can-drink boozing (even Fosters and Moo Juice cocktails—fruity concoctions served in baby bottles—are fair game). Read more.